Mathura is the most popular amongst the people as it has been the birthplace of Lord Krishna where he spent his childhood, adolescent hood and some last years of his life. The city is situated on the River Yamuna Bank and it is only far 150 km from south Delhi and 50 Km from Northwest Agra city. Mathura is 150 km away from Delhi, 50 km away from Agra and 10 km away from Vrindavan. It is well connected by rail, road and air.
Mathura is well known for Brij Bhoomi – the land of Lord Krishna. Mathura is one of the most important pilgrim places of Hindus. We can find mention Mathura in the epics like Ramyana, Mahabharata and Bhagvat Gita. The major tourist places in the city are Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Vishram Ghat, Dwarkadheesh temple, Jamma Masjid and Archeological Museum. Shri Krishna Janam Bhoomi temple is one of the most important tourist places in Mathura which is supposed to have been built on the site where Lord Krishna was born. This temple houses the stone slab that the exact site of his birth. If you love shopping, you can buy from here the images of Gods and Goddesses. Vrindavan, Agra and Delhi are the nearby tourist destinations of Mathura.